Sunday was a cold day, perhaps not the best day to walk along the coast of Elie in the East Neuk of Fife but the sun shone, coaxing me and my Muse outdoors. I had not set out to gather inspirations for my artwork; the trip out was meant to be just another ‘chilly picnic’ with Bob, enjoying each other’s company and countryside. Bob parked up at the harbour car park and guided me across the sands, grasses and rocks towards the east side of Elie Ness. We stepped out of the car to a severe biting wind, thinking a short walk before lunch then perhaps another short walk in the other direction after eating our picnic in the car. We stopped many times during our walk that our ‘chilly picnic’ became more like a mid-afternoon feast as we took so long to complete what should have been a short walk before lunch.
I was glad I had packed my camera as there were so many scenes of inspiration that captured my eye. Bob, as always, was patient with my need to indulge the Muse. We stopped several times to take photographs and to absorb the beauty of this delightful place. We did continue our explorations after lunch and, as before, I gathered more photographs and ‘beachcombing gifts’ that will work their way into some multi-media work at some point.
Here are some links for those who wish to know more about Elie and the Lady’s Tower:
Lady’s Tower – a short walk from the Watersports Car Park.
Elie – a tourist page showing areas of interest around Elie and Earlsferry